Cute Tsukamoto Tenma is desperately trying to help juvenile
delinquent classmate Harima Kenji win the girl of his dreams:
Tenma's friend Mikoto. But when Tenma hears Kenji tell someone
else that he loves them, she begins to have serious doubts
about Kenji's loyalties. Now, in an abandoned school in the
middle of the woods on a rainy night, Tenma is ready to confront
him one-on-one about his infidelities. Little does she know
that she has totally misread the situation, and that the love-crazed
punk has actually developed a hopeless crush on her...
4 of School Rumble sees poor old Harima Kenji still
unable to make the girl of his dreams, Tsukamoto Tenma, realise
that he is in love with her. In fact for a brief period he
even gives up all hope of wooing his love interest, after
he overhears her calling him the lowest human being. However,
being School Rumble, it's not long before the heartbroken
Kenji has twisted events and convinced himself that Tenma
was actually paying him a compliment.
why all the confusion in the first place? Why is Tenma angry
with Kenji? Well, Tenma thinks that Kenji has been telling
more than one girl that he loves them. From this she gets
the mistaken idea that Kenji is just desperate to get himself
a girl. As always, nothing could be further from the truth.
Okay, he is desperate for a girlfriend, but only one girl
main highlight for me in this volume was Kenji's return to
conversing with nature. Here we see him with numerous wild
animals - including a lion and a giraffe - which he has to
hide from the public at large.
with previous releases in this series, there is an extensive
section on translation notes - that explain some of the cultural
references that might otherwise be lost on a western readership;
as well as a preview of Volume 5.
slice of entertainment - Jin Kobayashi style.